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Can epsom salt or cayenne pepper help with scabies? i've been to the dr. and it is scabies.

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Dr. Ward Dean answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

There are no effective home remedies for scabies that I know of. I hope your physician prescribed Elemite, a topical scabicide. You need to apply it to your entire body from the neck down, leave on overnight, and repeat the treatment in 5-7 days. All close associates/family members need to be treated also. You may also need calamine lotion or benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with the itching.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Permethrin cream is effective. Apply to ears completely down to toes. Leave on at least 1/2 day. ALL contacts and everybody in your home must also be treated even if they do not itch. Do not experiment on your oun.

Answered Oct 5, 2014

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